‘I know Roger Federer’s doing a lot of work on the court’, says top coach

His wife Mirka has always played a fundamental role in Roger Federer’s career. In addition to taking care of the organizational aspect of her husband in quotation marks, Mirka and her children have given Roger the stability necessary for the Swiss to become one of the strongest tennis players ever. During a recent interview with Sportworld microphones Roger recalled how important his wife was in his path. Here are his words: “I think that every wife is important for a Mario and obviously my case is no different. She has been mentioned a lot in my career and she has done a really great job. She has been coming to every training session and every match of mine for years, she still did this now but obviously with children the situation is different. Now let’s say it’s normal for her to lose some training. She has been very important in my life, not just in tennis but in general. She has always lived thinking about my interests and the best for me and she has never been detached.” The twenty-time Grand Slam title winner continued: “She didn’t have any particular requests, the only thing she wanted was to spend time with me. Mirka has always been fantastic, but obviously when it comes to tennis sometimes I had to decide for myself. In tennis I didn’t have to think as a couple but as a tennis player. Did it help me to have a girlfriend and then a wife who was already on the circuit? Yes, I think so but at the same time I think it could have been nice to have a girlfriend and a wife who had nothing to do with the world of sport.”

Cahill comments on Roger Federer

Multiple Grand Slam-winning coach Darren Cahill has said he is “pretty sure” Roger Federer will make a comeback at next year’s Australian Open. “There’s so many great stories coming into the Australian Open,” Cahill said on Sportsday. “Roger (Federer) is apparently playing, I know he’s doing a lot of work on the court at the moment and we’re pretty sure he’s going to come down to play the Australian Open.” The Aussie then went on to marvel at Novak Djokovic’s 2021 season. The Serb won the first three Majors of the year but fell just short of a Calendar Slam as he was beaten by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. Cahill, on his part, feels Djokovic will be present in Melbourne next year, but insisted that the event would be a “major success” even if the Serb was forced to skip it. “Then of course Novak (Djokovic) and what he tried to do in 2021 by nearly winning the Grand Slam, which hasn’t been done since 1969,” Cahill added. “Tennis is much bigger than one individual, I think Novak will be here but if he doesn’t come down, the event will still be a major success.”

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